Please. Stop Buying Pink T-shirts. Stop buying pink wristbands. Stop buying Pink Football Jerseys. Stop buying pink shoes. Stop buying in to the atrocious consumptive mania that is all-things-pink come breast cancer awareness month. It’s for symbolism, you say, but what’s more symbolic than buying a bunch of cheaply made goods, walking a few miles, throwing a party and pretending we’ve addressed the issue? Continue reading
As a Wisconsinite, I have had the privilege of growing up in one of the very best educational systems the United States has to offer. Now a recent college graduate, I have had the gradual realization that despite the benefits I was afforded, education has some serious troubles. Highly structured, authoritative training can dim the passion and wonder of the brightest students. Technology has never made students more capable yet unwilling to participate in their schooling. Crippling debt awaits those that do make it to college. Scott Walker may have put the nail in the coffin, but education was already dead.